Nominations Committee


Christopher Collins, Chair
Matthew Braun (Board Liaison)
Shay Elbaum
Gordon Russell


The Nominations Committee is charged with selecting candidates for SIS elections.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by the LIT-SIS Past Chair.

Led by its chair, the committee:

  • follows the provisions of Article X, “Nominations and Elections” of the LIT-SIS Bylaws in performing the committee’s duties
  • compiles a list of potential candidates from the volunteer forms, other committee members’ suggestions, and direct solicitation
  • compiles a list of at least two candidates for each of the offices that is slated to be filled by election
  • ensures that all potential candidates are aware of the duties and responsibilities of the positions, including:
    • attending AALL provided training, either virtually or in person
    • advising potential candidates for the vice-chair position of the requirement to propose a vice-chair initiative

The chair:

  • submits the slate of candidates to the LIT-SIS Chair by January 15
  • obtains candidate biographies by March 15
  • sends copies of the candidate biographies to the Secretary/Treasurer by March 15
  • after the election, notifies the candidates of results by telephone before coordinating announcement of results
  • after the election, sends all candidates thank-you letters for running
  • reports briefly on the committee’s activities at the LIT-SIS business meeting
  • submits a written report to the LIT-SIS Chair detailing the committee’s activities according to the deadline set by the Chair each year. Also sends a copy to the Secretary/Treasurer
  • writes and/or updates documentation to pass on to the following Committee chair